Beauty’s Visitation


Beauty does not linger, it only visits. Yet beauty’s visitation affects us and invites us into its rhythm, it calls us to feel, think and act Beautiful.

John O’Donohue


h/t When Love Comes to Town


8 comments on “Beauty’s Visitation

  1. Annie says:

    Beautiful landscape and lovingly restored home. I see that fall is just beginning to visit you. The autumn season is fading in New Hampshire but still beautiful enough for a walk in the rain this morning.


    • Bill says:

      Thanks Annie. The quote made me think of how fall’s beauty visits without lingering. I took that picture of our old house just two days ago and you can see the leaves changing in the distance. I went out this afternoon to take another shot, expecting the leaves to be brighter, only to find that most of them have fallen already. Meanwhile the first picture is from today, on a different part of the farm. There the leaves are only now beginning to turn.

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  2. Joanna says:

    What a beautiful way to find serenity in this world by observing and treasuring those fleeting moments of beauty


    • Bill says:

      Every autumn is like a painting by Mother Nature. And every year the painting is different. The one we’re seeing now is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we’re only allowed to see a limited number of them.

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  3. NebraskaDave says:

    Bill, Fall has definitely arrived here in Nebraska. Bags and bags of yard waste fallen leaves are showing up on trash pickup day all across the neighborhood. As I develop my garden, I need fewer bags of compost material. I may snag a couple loads of grass/leaf mixture from the neighborhood but not the massive amount I started with the first two years. I look back on the garden year find that it has changed a lot this year. Not so much the produce removed from the garden but the structure of the beds and pathways. When muddling along trying to eek out time for garden design and structure, it seems that things are going slow. It is always surprising to me at the end of the year just how much has been accomplished in the garden during the past summer.

    Have a great Fall beauty observing day.


    • Bill says:

      The pace of the falling leaves is picking up here too now. We have friends in a nearby town who made a deal with the town to have all the leaves the town picked up brought over to their farm. They ended up with a mountain of leaves. Now the oldest part of the pile has decomposed into beautiful rich black compost, which they sell for $25 per tractor scoop. I’m going over to get some this week. 🙂


  4. Laurie Graves says:

    Lovely! And so true about beauty.


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